- Lemierre’s Syndrome16:48Accelerated Protocols: PE Pathways17:01Paper Chase #1 | Buzzy Device Reduces Pain In Peds Patients4:16What Would I Do Next | Orbital Cellulitis14:58Deadly Infections | Part I17:44Paper Chase #2 | Back Pain & Headache Missed Diagnoses Are Low4:13Patient ComplaintsFree Chapter22:37Pediatric Blunt Chest Trauma18:56Paper Chase #3 | Loop Drainage vs Standard I&D For Abscess5:21Excellence In The Physical Exam Series | Endocarditis10:56Pharyngitis18:17Paper Chase #4 | Presence of UTI In Bronchiolitis Is Low4:48Postpartum Mood Disorders18:11Deadly Infections | Part II9:39Paper Chase #5 | Dexamethasone v long-acting methylprednisolone for headaches4:44The Summary12:13
Bacterial meningitis has a 100% mortality rate if left untreated. The causative organism is associated with the patients age. Less than 50% of patients will present with the triad of fever, neck stiffness and altered mental status. 20% of patients will be left with hearing loss, neuro disability or loss of limb. Treatment should never be delayed for diagnostics. Treatment is guided by suspected organism. Steroids are recommended prior antibiotics to prevent complications. Lumbar puncture prior to CT imaging is appropriate in some patients.